In the past few weeks, I have had three people specifically ask me whether or not they should hire help for their business. Two were fellow bloggers in the personal finance niche, and one was a client that I recently had a meeting with.
All three of them had one main problem with hiring help – they didn’t want to lose control and for things to possibly go down hill.
I completely understand what they are saying. Even though I work for others and assist many others with their business projects, it can be very hard for me to let go and have others help me in my business as well.
I do have virtual assistants and those who help me though. Without them, I don’t know how I would do it all.
Here are some cases where you probably need a virtual assistant.
You don’t have time.
If you are finding yourself not having enough time to do things, then you may want to hire some work out. If you don’t want to hire out important tasks, that is fine!
There are probably many smaller things that you can find someone to do. A virtual assistant can save you a good amount of time.
You are stressed.
If there are certain things that you know you aren’t the greatest at and this is causing you stress, then you may want to hire someone to do the work for you.
An example would be if you are horrible at SEO and you are a website owner. You may want to hire someone to edit all your posts so that you don’t have to worry about it.
Your quality of work is being lowered.
If you find that you are lacking time and you don’t really know what you are doing, then I am going to assume that your quality of work will be lowered.
This is NOT GOOD.
If you need help, then you need it. If you think that you can honestly run your business and grow it forever at the same time, then you are probably sadly mistaken. A growing business will almost always require additional workers. Assuming that you can do everything yourself forever is not realistic.
You could focus on something else.
A big benefit of hiring someone to help you out is that you can then shift most of your focus towards things that you need to work on that will show bigger results.
If you find yourself not being able to work on what you want to work on, and instead are working on many smaller things instead that don’t matter as much, then you probably will want to hire a virtual assistant.
Are you thinking about hiring an assistant? Why or why not?